Madeleine Albright – The one who outshone all other diplomats during her era

Madeleine Albright is such a personality who is known by people all over the world. She is perhaps one of the most famous immigrants in the history of the United States. She has held the post of the Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, from the year 1997 to the year 2001.

She was born on the 5th of May 1937, in the city of Prague, which is the capital of the erstwhile Czechoslovakia. Her father Josef Korbel was also a diplomat and was a supporter of the Czech democrats. But the whole family of Madeleine had to go on an exile to England during the World War II. Later on, after the war was over, the family again moved back to the country and Josef was given diplomatic responsibilities too.

Finally, Madeleine moved to the US along with his father Josef, when he got appointed as a professor in the University of Denver. Madeleine had studied in the Wellesley College, the Johns Hopkins University and the Columbia University. Apart from having done her PhD, she has also received many Honorary Doctors of Laws from various Universities in the US and also from other countries. Madeleine has also held many important positions in the US administration, including that of the US Ambassador to the UN and of course the Secretary of State. She has also authored many books.



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